Tags: community relations

Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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Five Aggregate Industries operations receive NSSGA awards

Mar 25, 2015

Five Aggregate Industries operations received awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) during the NSSGA Annual Convention last week, PRNewswire reports. Two facilities were granted Environmental Excellence Awards and three facilities were granted Community Relations Awards. Award ...

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Iowa Limestone Producers Association presents community relations awards

Mar 20, 2015

The Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA) presented community relations awards to three companies and one individual during its 70th Annual Convention. The recipients, which are listed on the ILPA website, include the following: Martin Marietta Materials’ Alden District employees received a ...

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Keep neighbors happy with a solid trucker policy

Mar 18, 2015

Keep neighbors happy with a solid trucker policy

Keeping neighbors happy can be tricky business, and one of the most difficult aspects to control is the one that happens outside the gates of your operation: trucks hauling your material. "Once a truck leaves the gate, that's who the ...

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Martin Marietta asphalt plant reaches agreement with Fort Collins officials

Mar 11, 2015

Martin Marietta asphalt plant reaches agreement with Fort Collins officials

In response to health and safety concerns raised by its neighbors, Martin Marietta Materials’ Taft Asphalt Plant in Fort Collins, Colo., has reached an agreement with city officials on how the plant will be operated. The plant signed a Memorandum ...

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Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

Feb 23, 2015

Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

On Feb. 3, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) named Brad Powell, VCNA Prairie, Inc., as the 2014 recipient of its prestigious “Miner of the Year” Award. The award was presented by IMAA Executive Director Robert Jones at the Awards ...

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Take the long term approach to community relations

Jul 01, 2014

Take the long term approach to community relations

A solid relationship between an aggregates operation and the community in which it operates often shares the same characteristics as a solid friendship. It may be based on shared interests. It may be based on common goals. It may be ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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Show Off Your Plant Entrance

May 02, 2014

Show Off Your Plant Entrance

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. As part of community and neighbor relations, many aggregate producers have recognized that the entrance to their site may be the first, and possibly only, impression it makes ...

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Engagement is key in community relations

Apr 14, 2014

Engagement is key in community relations

Grove Stone and Sand Company, a Hedrick Industries operation in Black Mountain, North Carolina, holds a 2013 Star of Excellence and a 2013 Gold Award for Community Relations. Presented in March by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a webinar focused on drilling and blasting this week. Related: McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake Dubbed “Why Are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do ...

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